A three pawed cat walked up to a kitten walking on its front legs. They connected immediately.
A tuxedo kitten was brought to a clinic in Istanbul, Turkey a few months ago. He was paralyzed in his hind quarters and surrendered to the vet. Ahsen, an animal rescuer, was contacted and asked if she could help.
“I met him in the clinic and he was being treated for some injuries and infections. It would take some time to heal. So I offered to care for him and bring him home,” Ahsen told Love Meow.
The little tuxedo had a lot to heal. After a bath and treatment, he took a long nap in a comfortable, warm bed to make up for the lost sleep.
“I knew I would look after him for as long as it took. I was just happy and grateful to know that he no longer had to stay in a cage and that everything would be fine,” said Ahsen. “I thought maybe one day a family experienced with special needs cats would come along.”
She named the kitten Hayko and spent the next few weeks nursing him back to health. When the kitten was ready to interact with other cats, she introduced him to the rest of the cat team in the house.
Immediately one of the resident kittens liked Hayko as if she knew exactly what he needed.
A few weeks before Hayko’s arrival, Ahsen adopted a tabby from the same clinic. The kitten named Ekim was found outside as a stray. One of her front legs had to be removed due to an injury, but her life was saved.
Ekim made a full recovery and adapted to indoor life like a champion. Although she had three legs, she could navigate the house and do anything just like other cats.
The tabby girl loves her family and other feline friends. When she heard Hayko’s screams and felt that a new kitten was in the house, she was thrilled to meet him.
“It was definitely love at first sight.”
“Ekim got very close to Hayko while other cats kept their distance,” Ahsen told Love Meow.
The tripod kitten took the tuxedo under her wing and watched over it with every step. “They enjoy spending time together, playing, caring for each other and sleeping in the same bed.”
The tabby ensures that her best friend is always around and runs to cuddle whenever he needs company.
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The original plan was to nurture Hayko until they could find him the right home. Little did they know the kitten had already found it.
When they saw how close the two friends had come, they knew the kittens could not be separated. Hayko officially joined her cat crew and became an integral part of the family.
“We want to give him the best life he deserves so that he will always be happy, safe and loved.”
Ekim has taken on the role of the big sister and constantly showered her little brother with purrs and cuddles.
Hayko has been more active around the house, trying to play and keep up with the tabby whenever it’s on.
The cute tuxedo can come around and play like a pro with both of its front legs. There is no obstacle for him.
“I made a promise to Hayko two months ago that I would help him heal and improve his life. I am so grateful every day that he is making progress and thriving with us.”
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